Map and location of Bridge 35 The Hendrick Jacobsz. Staetsbrug
The bridge is located on the west bank of the Amstel and spans the Herengracht, which ends at this point. On the other side the Amstel it continues but under the name Nieuwe Herengracht starting at the Walter Süskind Bridge .
There has been a bridge here for centuries. A bridge was already drawn here on the map of Jacob Bosch of circa 1679. This bridge had to be relatively high, because behind the bridge was the Weesperveer quay. City architect Daniël Stalpaert had also drawn the bridge in the design part of his map of 1662, but it was still mainly empty area here at the time.